FC Barcelona announced massive losses this week (€97m) and earlier on Wednesday it was reported that the club will be initiating another wage cut as the Catalan giants are desperately looking to save money.
And now another problem has come looking around the corner, claim Marca.
It seems that if the Barcelona board push through another pay cut, this will allow the Barcelona players to leave the club as a free agent next summer.
Negotiations between the club and the players are expected to start soon and it has been estimated that by late November, some form of salary reduction will be in place.
There is, however, a major problem for Barcelona as the players are protected by a Spanish law if they are forced to agree to yet another wage cut.
This law makes it possible for any employee to terminate their contract without any financial punishment.
In theory the Barcelona squad could decide to terminate their contract without any consequences from January and until June 2021.
The club is obviously aware of the law and the possible problems they are facing and they will now use their legal department to avoid this worst-case scenario.
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